Gary D. Morrison
KINGSLAND — Gary D. Morrison, 67, passed away, Thursday (Aug. 25, 2016) at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fla., following a brief illness.
He was born June 8, 1949, in Centre, Ala., to the late David Roy Morrison and Evelyn Eubanks Morrison. He was retired from CSX as a train dispatcher and was an avid college football fan, especially Alabama.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Kingsland and was a veteran of the U.S. National Guard. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy Dale Morrison, Donald Wayne Morrison and Carl Morrison, and four sisters, Myrtie Johnson, Dorothy Wynn, Pauline Buttram and Ruth Morrison.
Survivors are his wife, Linda Smith Morrison, of Kingsland; one daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Joel Trednick, of St. Marys; one son, Bryan Morrison, of Kingsland; a special grandson, Bryson Morrison, of Kingsland; one sister, Sybil Guess, of Homerville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Johnny Mack and Betty Morrison, of Waycross, Jimmy and Linda Morrison, of Homerville; two sisters-in-law, Connie Morrison, of Argyle, and Lavelle Morrison, of Waycross; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Kingsland.
Interment will be in the Carleton Cemetery in Kingsland.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at First Baptist Church of Kingsland.
The body will be carried to the church one hour prior to the service.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Coffee Club and are asked to meet at the church at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Condolences may be conveyed at the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Annette H. Chesser
NAHUNTA — Annette Hickox Chesser, 57, of Nahunta, passed away Sunday night (Aug. 28, 2016) at her residence following an extended illness.
Born in Waycross, she was the daughter of Mary Alene Crews Hickox Griner, of Nahunta, and the late John Perry Hickox. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, John Samuel Chesser, her stepfather, Raiford Griner, and her father-in-law, Samuel Chesser.
She was a member of Nahunta Church of God and attended Hoboken Baptist Church. She retired from the Brantley County School System as a parapro in the special needs program. She enjoyed family and grandkids, going out to eat and socializing with friends.
Survivors include her husband, Barry S. Chesser, of Nahunta; her son and daughter-in-law, Barry S. “Bo” and Cristina Chesser Jr., of Nahunta; her daughter and son-in-law, Ashlie Marie and Christopher Mudge, of Jamestown; four grandchildren, Samuel Chesser, Eli Chesser, both of Nahunta, Caleb Mudge, and Blake Mudge, both of Jamestown; her mother, Mary Alene Crews Hickox Griner, of Nahunta; her sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Ann and John McLaughlin, of Salisbury, N.C.; three step-sisters and their spouses, Trisha and Kenny Moon, of Ludowici, Brenda Kent, of Jesup, and Tammy and Eric Kasperian, of Jesup; her mother-in-law, Juanita Chesser, of Nahunta; two sisters-in-law and their spouses, Elaine and Hubert Wilson, of Nahunta, Arlene and David Jacobs, of Nahunta; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives.
Visitation will be held today from 3 until 4:30 p.m. at Hoboken Baptist Church.
A funeral will be held today at 4:30 p.m. at Hoboken Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Florey and the Rev. Ben Glosson officiating.
Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Harris, Dustin Ray, Timmy Smith, Tim King, Robbie Harris, Bobby Crews and Sonny Hickox.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brantley County Middle School staff, Brantley County Board of Education and Hospice Satilla.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southeast Cancer Unit, 401 Pendleton St., Waycross, Ga. 31501, or Brantley County Middle School Special Olympics, 10990 Highway 82, Nahunta, Ga. 31553.
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com.
Margaret Day Johnson
Margaret Day Johnson, 75, of Blackshear, died Sunday (Aug. 28, 2016).
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
A native of Cambridge, England, she was the daughter of the late Constance Mable Day, and was a seamstress at Eros Manufacturing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Malcolm Johnson Sr., and grandchildren, Amanda Towns and Corey Kuhlman.
Survivors include her children, Denise Kuhlman (Gene), of Waycross, Willard Malcolm Johnson Jr. (Renee), of Blackshear, Stephen Johnson (Lisa), of Waycross, David Johnson (Janice), of Waycross, and Susan Towns (Paul), of McRae; cousin, John Hoppett, of England; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.vaughnfh.com
Vaughn Funeral Home of McRae is in charge of arrangements.
Henry L. Miller
Mr. Henry L. Miller, 81, of 2443 Piney Grove Road, Blackshear, passed away Thursday (Aug. 25, 2016) at his residence.
The family is receiving friends at 2443 Piney Grove Road and 5115 Aurelia St., Blackshear.
Funeral arrangements and a list of survivors will be announced later by Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Major Thomas “Bootsie” Boatright, 75, was held Monday morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Edward Cady.
Active pallbearers were Trent Boatright, Chris O’Neal, Dustin O’Neal, David O’Neal III, Tucker Barnes and Allen Thompson.
Honorary pallbearers were the Pierce County Fox Hunters.
Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Alma.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mother Lillian Daniels
The funeral for “Mother” Lillian H. Daniels was held Saturday at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Patterson.
Pastor Virgil Scott, moderator of the Great Eastern Association, presided, with Pastor Thomas Smith of St. James delivering the words of comfort.
Several selections were given by the St. James Choir with solos offered by Ann Price and the choir leader. There were numerous tributes given by family members, church members and community members, all giving regards for Mother Lillian’s devotion to God, her church, her family and the community.
A resolution was given by Patricia Wilson, clerk of St. James Missionary Baptist Church, with acknowledgements read by Sister Irene Briggs.
Active pallbearers were Jeffrey Daniels, Timothy Daniels, Connel Denson, Anthony Moses, Jansen Sharpe, Kenneth Daniels, Felix Jacobs, William A. Jacobs, Cameron Sharpe and Thomas Sharpe.
Interment followed in The Ridge Cemetery with repast shared at the church fellowship hall.
Jacobs Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.